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Alfa 156 Sportwagon veloce 2.4 jtd 140, 2001, red, cloth recaro seats with electric back adjustement, recond turbo, clutch, new shocks and springs, lower wishbones, maf, aux pullies, tensioner, rear engine mount, nearly new tyres, arb bushes, clutch slave,front and rear brake discs and pads, no warning lights, huge folder with service receipts ( from previous owner), cambelt done 40k miles ago. 7 months mot, 6 months tax. No smoke, no rattles.
Now the bad bits, alternator is a bit noisy, air con not working ( leak in one of the pipes, holds gas for a week), 160k miles. Gear lever is a bit wobbly, probably needs housing replacing.
All the work has been done within last year with original or good branded parts. I have spent about 1.5k in parts only :(
Looking to get a gt or 159, but part ex will give me only about 500 - 600. Would get more just from selling parts, but too much work and love has ben put in to break her. And my missus wouldn't drive her - too fast for her :)
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noone? Not even - i'll give 50 quid for it?
I'm not trying to sell yet, just wanted to see if its worth selling.
 

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£700 is a bargain but doubt if you will get much more. The other option is ebay it without reserve - all the data suggests items without reserve sell for more money than those with a reserve as people start bidding while price is low and then get hooked. It takes balls to do it though!

Or the final option get it remapped and the other issues fixed and you'll want to keep it. 180 - 200bhp from one of these and it becomes a flier. With your suspension work it will handle without being clonky over the bumps.
 

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£700 is a bargain but doubt if you will get much more. The other option is ebay it without reserve - all the data suggests items without reserve sell for more money than those with a reserve as people start bidding while price is low and then get hooked. It takes balls to do it though!

Or the final option get it remapped and the other issues fixed and you'll want to keep it. 180 - 200bhp from one of these and it becomes a flier. With your suspension work it will handle without being clonky over the bumps.
Great advice (the same that I was going to give!!!), I would have thought though that you'd get nearer to 2k, the 156 10v do seem to keep their value!!!
 

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May be i really should take it to alfa specialist ( not dealer) to quote me how much will it be to get all the gremlins sorted. half of me wants to keep her, but other wants a gt or 159. gt 3.2 too expensive - if only they did 2.5v6 :)
Has anyone had anything to do with alfa tecnico near mansfield? Hold on - is alfatecnico the garage that was doing 156 1.8 in a magazine for last few months? Maybe worth a try then.
 

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Lewis at AlfaTecnico is God, in fact I have their courtesy car sitting on my driveway right now while he's doing my 156's ARB's and rear discs. He's sorted out virtually every worry with my car since I brought it. Really knows his stuff and I can't recommend him highly enough. :) On the downside he's had about 1500 quid of my hard earned off me over the last 6 months and tomorrow is going to cost me about another 300 but you want to see the list of things that were wrong with my car when I got it. Total nightmare to total joy to drive.
 

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condition ..condition SHOULD reflect value in my opinion pay 700 for a dog and spend over a grand easy fixing it or buy one for 1500/2000 with no worries
 

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condition ..condition SHOULD reflect value in my opinion pay 700 for a dog and spend over a grand easy fixing it or buy one for 1500/2000 with no worries
Or in my case pay £1500 for a very shiny low mileage dog with a full service history and then pay over 2 grand putting it right.
 
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With 160k miles, in a word............No.

£500. No more. How long will it last? They're not known for travelling to the moon and back.
 

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Err they are known for travelling to the moon and back!!! - I saw one of these 2.4 10v's for sale for £495 - it had done 360,000 miles!
 

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With 160k miles, in a word............No.

£500. No more. How long will it last? They're not known for travelling to the moon and back.
Well mine has done 160k and it still runs 100% perfectly, I fully expect to go to the sun and back in mine :p ... this is only applicable if they have been correctly maintianed though!!!!
 

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Sold my 51 plate 156 2.4 10V saloon with leather and 128k miles for £900 nearly 1 year ago. It was unmarked and full service history with all bills. It was mapped and flew though it did need shocks - very woolly in the bends although the new owner thinks it's amazing.
I have a mapped 159 now and wish I had kept the 156 - it was much lighter and that shows in performance and handling (before the shocks were knackered.)
So £900 - £1000 (no leather) is about right for this car at this time of year - sportwagons seem to hold their prices well but saloons not so good.

If you really want to sell - be brave and ebay it that is the only way to really know what it's worth; it is worth what you can sell it for.
 

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Im going to have a look at one gt insurance write off tomorow ( looks like just wing and door on pics), if i cant knock price down for that - probably will keep mine and take her to specialist for a propper diagnostic. So i know whats were. Main reason why im want a change is - gear selector issue, could be master clutch cylinder. Slight pause between changes. May be thats normal and i'm just very picky.
 

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unless that write off comes with full service history ur gonna have to spend |£400 on cambelt and pump ontop of the cost of car and bits, or live a life of fear waiting for it to snap, it needs to have proof pump was done as well otherwise assume it wasnt and your engine will die

if ur have spent that much on urs id keep it as its worth not a lot, and u know its a very good runner

hope its a cheap easy fix to get it back running
i have a tuning box for one of them motors in my tool box..........wot a best it was with that on !!!!!!
 

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got tuning box on it :)
Regards of gt - i can do cambelt and pump. its a 2.0 jts. 60k miles.
 

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Just to add to this....I'm looking for a 156 JTD at the moment but have a GTV and 156 V6 to sell first. I don't really need a 156 diesel, I just thing they're worth having around, offering a decent mix of performance and economy for not much money. If the dealer will only pay £500 for yours then I'd keep it and run as a second car.

I was recently offered £550 for the GTV which is a 97P with 132,000 miles, FSH, £7,500 in receipts, tex to 30th June and MOT to Jan 2013! If the GTV was worth £500 I'd have thought a newer 156 diesel should be worth a little more. The money I was quoted for the GTV was from Glass's guide.
 
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